Contact surface – Aerobic plate count


Testing of environmental samples for microorganisms may help in many ways to help in assessing hygiene conditions of a permises. It can provide a general insight of the hygiene condition of the food contact surface, to trace the route of a contamination, or to use as an educational tools for hygiene programme. Whenever a food poisoning case is suspected, environmental sampling is useful to show the possible cross contamination route in regards to the using of contaminated utensils.